32 - Jimmer Fredette

6-2, 196 Point Guard
Jimmer Fredette Senior
02/25/89 (35 yrs)
Glens Falls, NY
High School
Glens Falls
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Mark Price/Eddie House

Strengths: An absolutely relentless scorer … Led nation in points per game with 28.9 … Wide array of ways to put the ball in the basket … Great size and strength for a point guard … Strong finisher around the rim … Uncanny shooting ability … Volume shooter that maintains efficiency; averaged 3.3 three-pointers made per game in his senior season on 39.6% … Gets an outstanding amount of elevation on his jump shot … Won’t dazzle with high-flying dunks, but uses the athleticism he has very well … Tough to stop in transition … Can pull-up for a quick jump shot from anywhere on the court … Unlimited range … Supreme confidence in his shooting ability, won’t hesitate to fire from as far as 30 feet away from the basket … Able to make shots even when appearing well off-balance … Great free-throw shooter (89.4%) … Underrated quickness … Nasty ball-handling ability … Deadly crossover … Frequently throws off defenders with well-timed hesitations moves off the dribble … Can create a lot of space for himself, with or without the ball … Doesn’t have to dominate the ball to be effective … Crafty mid-range game … Comes off screens extremely well … Automatic catch-and-shoot ability … Talented passer that has the ability to create open shots for his teammates … Thrives in high-pressure situations … Very unselfish … Very high basketball IQ … Tough, physical player that doesn’t shy away from contact … Gym rat, always focused on improving his game … Smart, well-spoken kid that always seems to impress in his interviews …

Weaknesses: A very poor defender at BYU …  His team couldn’t afford for him to get in foul trouble which may account for his lackluster defensive effort … Struggles to close out on shooters … As the primary offensive option on his team, he hasn’t proven he can be a pass-first point guard … Assist-to-turnover ratio is poor (4.3 assists to 3.5 turnovers), but understandable due to his role on the team … Prone to getting blocked on his drives to the rim … Athleticism is certainly below average for an NBA point guard, which may hinder his ability to get his shot off at the next level …

Overall: Gained a huge following his senior year in college as he won National Player of the Year … Will be an instant impact player in the NBA as a scorer/shooter off the bench and if he can tighten up his defense and find a system that works for him, he has the potential to be a very good starting point guard … Will be a likely lottery pick …

Tyler Ingle 6/2/11

Strengths: A prolific scorer who has developing point guard skills … Has tremendous shooting ability. It’s the aspect of his game that will undeniably get him serious looks from the NBA level … An extremely effective player who understands shot selection and taking what the defense gives him … Has a solid first step and the ability to blow by defenders and get into the paint … Shows very good vision and passing ability, particularly driving and dishing the ball … Very patient passer, never rushes his decisions allowing openings to materialize … Has great speed and quickness for a mid-major player … Has a strong frame with excellent strength that he puts to good use as he’s not afraid of contact … Very tough both mentally and physically. A competitor who will battle tooth and nail and wants the big shots at the end of games … Has great accuracy shooting the ball and range. He is highly proficient at creating shots for himself, with a very quick release and use of change of direction … Equally effective at isolating on opponents and spotting up for shots … Has a quick release: He takes very little time to get the ball under his elbow and away, and squares to the basket in rhythm in a blink of an eye … Has good finishing ability with touch while on the move … Offensively there are few holes to his game … An extremely hard worker. His conditioning sets him apart from the competition and allows him to shoot the ball incredibly well at the end of games …

Weaknesses: Fredette lacks the athleticism of the average NBA point guard. However, being such a tremendous shooter helps offset some of his athletic shortcomings, in terms of making it in the league … Not a natural point guard but is developing his skills. He came into college as a shooting guard but has steadily developed his point guard abilities and decision making … His ball handling ability is efficient but lacks flash …  Lacks the athleticism to finish at the rim but is creative at finding ways to score on drives using floaters … His speed is very good at the college level, but there are question marks about his ability to do the same things against NBA level athletes … Will his lateral foot speed be a liability? Will he be able to create shots for himself against longer and more athletic opponents?

Projects as an instant offense bench type of player for the NBA level … Has been on the NBA radar for some time but really opened some eyes with his 49 point effort against Arizona in late December of his junior year …

Aran Smith 12/29/09

YouTube Clip – 12/29/2009

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